The Chicago Cubs have pushed their lead in the NL Central back up to 8.0 games after a series win over the Texas Rangers to begin the second half. The Cardinals and Pirates chances of winning the NL Central are growing slimmer, but both teams are right in the middle of the wild card race. […]

I am back covering the NL Central after a week off. I hope you can excuse me for missing last week, but I feel like getting married is a pretty decent excuse. Thanks to Steve for his very kind congratulatory post, and for all those who sent their best wishes. Our old friend Richard Fitch […]

The Cubs only went 3-3 this last week! They even got swept in a doubleheader at home to the Padres. They did however take 2 of 3 from the Pirates over the weekend, and are now a ridiculous 15-3 against the NL Central in 2016. The Cubs still by far have the best record (27-9) […]

The Cardinals (12-5) continue to hold a solid lead in the NL Central, but they were given a major setback over the weekend.┬áThere are reports out that Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is out for the season. Wainwright suffered an Achilles injury while batting on Saturday. The Cardinals are still probably the favorite in the division, […]

Welcome to the second week of Central Intelligence, the column of the happenings around the NL Central (published each Monday morning). ┬áLast week, I gave you a preview of each team. This week, we will roll out the preseason NL Central power rankings, I’ll give you my predictions, the All-NL Central preseason team, and the […]